Track Title:               I Whistle A Happy Tune

Album Title:               The Columbia Years, 1943-1952, Vol. 12
Prime Artist:              Frank Sinatra
Arranger:                  Axel Stordahl

Lyrics by:                 Oscar Hammerstein II     (O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)
Music by:                  Richard Rodgers
From the Show:             The King and I  1951 (S)

Lyrics:
Whenever I feel afraid, I hold my head erect
And whistle a happy tune so no one will suspect I'm afraid.
While shivering in my shoes, I try to tell each toe
To whistle a happy tune and no one ever knows I'm afraid.
The result of this deception is very strange to tell,
For when I fool the people I fear, I fool myself as well.
I whistle a happy tune, and every single time,
The happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid.
Make believe you're brave, that's the trick to take you far,
You may as brave as you make believe you are
(whistle)
You may as brave as you make believe you are.

The result of this deception is very strange to tell,
For when I fool the people I fear, I fool myself as well.
I whistle a happy tune, and every single time,
The happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid.
Make believe you're brave, that's the trick to take you far,
You may as brave as you make believe you are
(whistle)
You may as brave as you make believe you are.


Contributed by Larry Henares of the Philippines
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